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revenue, it's the idea of actually growing our economy, which we all claim to agree on, but there's certainly different proposals to do that. with that, i want to thank everybody for joining us here today, including our new congressman-elect, first one, you're going to mark that as one of your high points of your congressional career, being the first one here as well. but thank you. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2012] >> on "washington journal" this morning, we'll be joined by republican representative ron paul of texas, it a member of the foreign affairs committeeful he'll take your questions about today's hearing on the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. you'll hear about the fiscal cliff from independent senator bernie sanders of vermont, a member of the budget committee. also, the kaiser family foundation will look at friday's deadline for states to establish health insurance exchanges under the affordable care act. "washington journal" is live on c-span every day at 7:00 a.m. eastern. the senate
. >> the elections are over. the threats to our economy are not. time to get to work. and there is lots of work to be done. starts with averting the disaster of our own making. i repeat that. the fiscal cliff. we've got it covered frommive angle. christine romans is host of "your bottom line," richard quest of "quest means business," david walker spent a decade oversaeg the federal government, how it spends your tax dollars as the u.s. comptroller general. today he's the ceo of come back america. he's an unapologetic deficit hawk. mohammed al arian is the ceo of pim he could. his firm is the largest investors in bonds. and stephen moore is the founder of the low tax advocacy group club for growth. i'm going to start with you, stephen. my good friend, the fiscal cliff is the immediate threat both parties need to come together to fix it because not fixing it would set even conservative fiscal causes back, don't you agree? >> yeah. i think most republicans agree. they don't want to go off this fiscal cliff either, ali. i think the one hang-up in negotiations which will start on tuesday is the pres
. tom will be along later in the program. congress officially gets back to preventing the u.s. economy from falling off the fiscal cliff. while washington struggles on a fiscal cliff deal, what should you do about your portfolio? jeff applegate has some answers. he's chief investment officer at morgan stanley smith barney. and home depot hammers home strong gains and lays the foundation for a strong quarter ahead. that and more tonight on "n.b.r." it was another day of cliff- watching here on wall street today. investors and traders are waiting to hear what happens at an important white house meeting on friday between president obama and congressional leaders. they will be talking about ways to solve the so-called "fiscal cliff" dilemma. investors appear cautious about making any big moves until they know whether the cliff will trigger increases in capital gains and dividend taxes. the dow fell almost 59 points, the nasdaq lost 20, and the s&p was down five. meanwhile, in washington, congress returned to work for the first time since september. lawmakers face a long "to-do list," and g
boehner challenging president obama to lead us. his first comments on the economy sense reelection, he seems emboldened by his reelection. with more on this, chris stirewalt. it is great to have you here. i want to start by talking about what the president had to say today. he seemed pretty firm on what he said so far about what we need to do with taxes in this country. here is the president. >> i am open to compromise. i am open to new ideas. i am committed to solving our fiscal challenges. but i refuse to accept any approach that is not balanced. i am not going to ask students and seniors and middle-class families to pay down the entire deficit while people like me, making over $250,000 are not asked to pay a dime more in taxes. [applause] gerri: chris, jay carney comes out a few minutes later and he says, well, the president says he will raise taxes on wealthy. so where is the compromise? >> the hope is that the compromise lies in a broader reform. but as you know, this comes down to chime in. you have the fiscal cliff. what democrats want to do really -- what they want to do is use
westgate in london on all of that. japan's economy shrank, first contraction since last year. the data adding to signs of slowing global growth and tensions with china nudging the which i into recession. and yen minute's main oil export pipeline shut after it was blown up in two pieces. local news organizations didn't identify the attackers, but they've been repeatedly sabotaged. finally, iran launched a military drill across half of the country today. government warning it would act again against aggressors. >> where is your jacket? >> i decided in high spirit of rising above to take it off today. but i can't find my pin. >> i'm putting mine on right now. >> it's you saunderstood we're above. p. >> and you're about to talk about corporation news we haven't especially touched on petraeus. maybe we'll sneak that in. >>> htc announcing a global patent settlement and ten year licensing agreement. the deal sends one of the first major conflict of the smartphone patent wars. apple sued accusing the company of infringing on its technology. and citigroup will pay 15.5 million each to former c
of the communist party. we'll be in frankfurt for a look at how that economy has been affected. gdp showing a slowdown for germany in the third quarter. and we'll hear from the former head of the council of economic advisers austan goolsbee on how the u.s. can avoid falling off the fiscal cliff. plus we'll take you live to tokyo with japan hit by election fever. the yen is falling as a repeated call for bold monetary easing. and we'll be live in new york 5:45 a.m. for a look at the u.s. retail sector. walmart and target getting set to release third quarter numbers. >>> chig that's ruling com uhe nus party has lifted the curtain. the unveiling seals so s xi jins rise. hu has seeded oig all powers and that's gives china's next leader a strong mandate. eunice has more for us this morning. it sounds like a pretty signature consolidation of power under xi. >> definitely is a consolidation of power. he'll get a very strong mandate as you had mentioned to run this country the way that he wants. he gets the three top titles, the most powerful are party chief, president as well as military commander
funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: ♪ ♪ moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> woodruff: for the first time in four years, president obama did not have to worry about re-election today. still, there was little time to savor tuesday's victory, in the face of a potential fiscal crisis at the end of the year. "newshour" correspondent kwame holman begins our coverage on this day after the election of 2012. >> reporter: mr. obama departed his hometown of chicago this afternoon for washington, his home for another four years. waiting for him: a still- divided congress now facing a critical lame duck session. the president made it clear in his victory speech last night that he thinks the country wants an end to gridlock. >> tonight, you voted for action, not politics as usual. ( applause ) you elected us to focus on your jobs,
.s. economy from going over the so-called fiscal cliff. in the last 24 hours, newly relie detectorred president barak obama and house speaker john boehner have both vowed that they will not let this happen. but is that even possible given today's decisive political climate? before we get into the discussion, let's first listen to what both men had to say. >> this is an opportunity for the president to lead. this is his moment. >> i'm committed to solving our fiscal challenges, but i refuse to accept any approach that isn't balanced. >> arthel: let's talk about it now. matt is the former white house political director under president george w. bush. alexis is the executive director for the american values institute. good to see both of you. >> great to be here. >> arthel: very good. so let's say that each of you is going to broker this deal. tell me the concessions you would make and what would be the deal breakers. i'm going to go with you first, matt. >> okay. so i'm in the seat of power. i guess if i'm a republican, i want to make sure that if i'm going to negotiate a deal that i've
% that we can't afford and according to economists, will have the least positive impact on our economy. >> all right. i don't know about you, but to me, that sounds like a fairly staunch and unwavering position. and yet, the president did insist he's staying open to new ideas. take a listen to this one. >> i am open to new ideas, if the republican counterparts or some democrats have a great idea for us to raise revenue, maintain progressivity, make sure the middle class isn't getting hit, reduces our deficit, encourages growth, i'm not going to just slam the door in their face. i want to hear -- i want to hear ideas from everybody. >> all right. now, that second one -- that second one was pretty good, if you ask me. and again, i'm trying to be optimistic about tax reform rather than higher tax rates that will damage economic incentives. but does this really sound like somebody who's ready to make a deal? that's a big question. here now is cnbc contributor keith bicycoykin, and david web radio talk show host and co-founder of tea party 365. steve, did the president sound like he was rea
.s. economy due to hit the fiscal cliff, trillion of tax increases and spending cuts, president obama called for a catch henceive deal and said he is not going to one on the top 2%. >> we cannot afford to extend the bush tax cuts for the wealthy. we can make sure that middle class taxes don't go up. if we get that in place we are removing half of the fiscal cliff. >> speaker john boehner offered what he considers a balanced approach generating the revenue from tax reform and entitlement reform. late today, boehner said the president's position is flawed. >> we are not going to hurt our economy an make job creation more difficult. which is exactly what that plan would do. >> letter sent by the u.s. chamber of commerce and signed by 232 organizations calls on the president and congress to immediately extend all the tax cuts and find other cuts to replace sequestration. the president suggested taking a closer look at reforming entitlements without offing details and says he would like to simplify the tax code. mr. obama says he wants congress to act now to extend tax cut for middle class and tr
than in 2 years ago when he wanted to extend it because the economy was too iffy. >> great point, you want to slow it down more. neil: he does not see it that way. >> you know, economics is not his strong point, it has never been, he probably never took the classes. >> but what happens? did he lay it town today? is that why markets got spooked. not only is he sticking to his tax hike, but he spelled it out there has to be a rate hike, i'm not going for a limited deduction. >> traders are smart, how many more times are you going to brent money, bernanke is out of the game, right now have you growth through economy growth, if you want earnings to grow, you need economy growth, if the president is going to destimulate the economy, which is what he is doing with a tax increase, just over fairness. you know, i never called president obama a socialist, i have been on shows that people made me say this, but think about what he does, he is saying i don't care about the economy or unemployment, i just want to achieve my overall aim, that is to expand the size of government. neil: we know he is
majority of them said that taxing the wealthy was a majority of that. there are other issues on the economy. 70% to 20% said that they trusted the economy. that should not be their goal. their goal should be to hit the 40% level that w. was able to do. that will make them competitive. and they need to also created goal for blacks. they cannot conceive 97% of the black vote. start with 12%, 17%, something. they need to make inroads. is unrealistic to say let's go for hispanics. if they can get to the 38% range, they can be competitive. in the same way, we're talking about the democratic problem with whites. >> in 2013, there is a big deal. comprehensive immigration reform was taken off the table. how far does this get you with this next emerging electorate? what else does the party have to do to get back to the kind of numbers that bush saw? >> is a step in the right direction, but it is far from the whole thing. it is basically ronald reagan mindset that says we welcome anyone who shares our values and our desire for lower taxes. bill back and listen to some of ronald reagan's rhetoric. --
with the economy. and make sure we do not go back into a recession. but they do want to stick to their guns. they feel like they are really won the election and not to cave in to the republicans on the upper income tax rate. host: chicago, ill., let us go matt, hi. caller: my comment is this, in order for us to solve this problem, both sides are going to have to experience a pretty significant amount of political pain. from my side, i am a lot of the center, i would like to see texas go up on the wealthy. but at the same time, being from chicago i remember when the simpson balls report came out, and congresswoman should kautsky, she said this is horrible there's no way i will vote for this. and i did not think that was right either. clearly, we are going to have to do something about medicare. i am not in favor of the ryan plan. my overall point is, and unfortunately we have not seen this in the past few years, steve is coming more from the right than from my side, but the overall bank is that both sides are born to half to be willing to take on a significant amount of pain. i hope the will
scheduled to hit the economy for this current fiscal year taking us all the way to september of next year. as for what the president's position will be, we're still waiting for word from the president. other democrats have been discussing where they are on this, the president won reelection, they expanded their majority in the senate, and therefore voters have token, they want tax increases on wealthier americans to pay for other priorities and reduce the deficit. hearing from some republicans as well, john boehner scheduled to speak a short while from now. he says he's open to discussing. you're seeing these decisions, is not unlike what we saw before the election. talking an overall rewrite of the tax system, democrats looking for tax rate increases on families earning more than $250,000 per year. back to you. connell: fox news contributor and author of our favorite titled book. i guess we can modify it to say with what happened later today. do you think he goes to the middle or dig into the left? >> there were so many bizarre things that happened over the tuesday night election results
cannot win in this economy, then the tipping point has been reached. >> reporter: on the president's "to do" list, economic growth and jobs. immigration reform. and the top priority, those tax cuts set to expire come midnight new year's eve. but whatever difficulties might lie ahead, the president seized his moment early this morning, staking his claim in history with a nod of the lofty rhetoric of his convention speech eight years ago. and his hopes for what might be. >> i believe we can seize this future together, because we are not as divided as our politics suggest. and we remain more than a collection of red states and blue states. we are and forever will be the united states of america. >> reporter: and in that vein, diane, president obama reached out to the house and senate republican leadership, they also pledged to work together to solve this nation's problems. of course, the challenge is turning that rhetoric into reality. diane? >> and we have more on that in a moment. thank you so much, jake. >>> but what about governor romney? after so many years, such a long campaign. what
cliff, raising taxes in a slow economy. all of it is coming home to roost. >> mike, we had the president come out saying that he will veto any legislation that allows the tax cuts to be extended for the highest earners. is that what poured water on the rally? >> it didn't hurt. obviously, there was no breakthrough. i think the one thing to take away from today's action was the fever kind of broke a little bit in terms of the market really being hyper actively responding to every little knnuance. i think the market would have liked to see a little more affirmative suggestions that were going to come closer together. i don't think it was something that alarmed everybody, considering the height of panic that built up over a couple days. >> all right, guys. thanks so much. appreciate that. it has been a week to forget for the bulls. tough week after the election. courtney reagan wraps up the big losers and mixes in a few silver linings on the upside. court, over to you. i don't hear her. okay. courtney reagan, obviously her microphone, we're going to fix that in a moment and get back to her.
, you refer -- a couple of powerful phrase, you refer to ours being a rigged economy. if you could explain more clearly. >> guest: well, in a competitive market, government would set the rules and as the germans do, with what they call -- adjust the rules as businesses figure out how to game the rules to have as level a playing field. because the market will figure out best how to outfit capital and who should succeed. but it's also a natural tendency in a capitalist market to good toward monopoly where a couple of successful firms get bigger and bigger and remove competition. and when that happened you get constitute typhic indication. you don't want to take risks. you just want to mind the market, do what economists call rent-seeking, which means earning profits greater than a market economy. when you add to that these rules and regulations -- in the book, every chapter, -- i'm sure you a reading thises you have not read in the news media. i show how again and again and again the market is being rigged. this is terrible for the national economy and explains why we're in these eco
, but an acknowledgment of the work that lies ahead. we understand that this is a global economy. the opportunities are ones that we can only surpassed if we come together. we can win the future if we dream together, if we work together. as a society, as an economy, the best is yet to comment. let me leave you with this last idea. every moment affords us an opportunity to change the world. let's seize that moment in each and every moment that succeeds that moment and let's do that together in celebration of our asian-pacific heritage and recognition of the great heritage as all the people that make up san francisco and california. we will truly honored this month, our heritage and our future. thank you very much. [applause] >> ok. all right. we have some competition on the stage right now. >> a couple of other people we need to thank. we have a bunch of co-hosts, the san francisco board of supervisors. a round of applause, please. [applause] our event shares and co-chairs. [reading names] >> all right, thank you. [applause] >> those people give money, so please applaud. >> next, i would like to int
credit rating on u.s. debt. right now moody's has a negative outlook on the u.s. economy. worries about a fiscal freefall, kept wall street stocks in check: the dow and nasdaq fell a fraction, while the s&p was up a fraction. american businesses are not only concerned about the fiscal showdown in washington, but also about corporate earnings. nearly all of the s&p 500 firms have reported numbers, and profit growth is the slowest since the recession in 2009. and the majority of firms are also reporting disappointing revenues. here's erika miller with a look back at the quarter, and a look ahead. >> reporter: earnings season is drawing to a close. and for many firms it's good riddance. nearly all of the s&p 500 have reported quarterly numbers, and according to s&p capital i.q., profits are up a measly 2%. thomson reuters and factset crunch the numbers slightly differently, and believe profits are actually down. the bigger concern is revenue growth. s&p has the most optimistic analysis with a 0.6% gain. the other two firms see negative growth. firms face an almost universal problem: a slow
yet the same time. >> the economy is not getting better. everyone is talking about the economy in the head it will take because of the storm in the northeast. getting back to the map, the real killers making 40% of the revenue. wal-mart backing up their sales. on thanksgiving and when you hear these things and we talk about 1% growth, it just feels like that. it is a matter of a couple of quarters -- i believe it will get into the textbook of negative growth. neil: do you think they will have a deal by the end of the the year? >> i think it is slightly lesson of 50/50 chance. i think it is 50/50 or worse. that is what the market is showing right now. >> i think the market is sending a message and i think it is only a matter of -- when obama's first term began in 2008, we have four years of gridlock. i think there was a message here. i want to be optimistic that they will get a deal. neil: if the market is doing this, they will be forced to. we will see. we do want to keep you aware of it. we will watch it. there is that. we do have the ability to convey things to you and the si
the economy. and we were surprised by his candor. mr. chairman, i'm gonna start with a question that everyone wants me to ask. when does this end? [stopwatch ticking] >> no one comes in without f.d.i.c. badges. >> could your bank be shut down? that's what's happening to this bank and to banks across the country. it's being done in secret by a group of agents led by the f.d.i.c., who move in after closing time when a bank has failed. [stopwatch ticking] >> it's weird economics when it really comes down to it, isn't it? >> well, from our perspective at the united states mint, it's unsustainable. you can't sustain losses on pennies and nickels and expect to be a viable organization that benefits the american people. >> welcome to 60 minutes on cnbc. i'm leslie stahl. by most accounts, the financial crash of 2008 pushed the u.s. economy to the brink of collapse. in its aftermath, some of the country's biggest banks received very big bailouts while large numbers of small local banks failed. this edition features a unique inside look at the seizure of a failed bank and a rare interview with one of
's second-largest economy. he'll look ahead to the coming years and talk about the challenges chinese face. the communist party congress runs for seven days, then hu and other top officials will hand power to another group of new leaders. we'll get back to the story a little later. >>> cradle of culture. economic powerhouse. many enjoy the fruits of prosperity along the path to a new china, but millions are missing out. at a time of growing public discontent, members of the communist party are choosing their new leaders. "newsline" correspondents will report from the party's national congress. don't miss our special coverage, "china: the next generation" starting thursday, november 8th at 8:00 p.m. japan time, here on "newsline." >>> china is the world's second biggest economy and party members were watching what happened in the first. ramin mellegard joins us from the business desk. we saw many americans celebrating the re-election of president obama but it seems the mood was different on wall street. >> it really was. we're seeing the reactions following the elections. investors really c
at the barber shop run by ivan loyd. obama has another chance to get the economy back on track. ?an he do it chairma >> when you see things that are happening on the economic front and the last couple months, that is a good sign. >> if you think obama is on the right track? >> yes. >> how to deal with a country so undivided. the wealth gap is clear. so is the ideological divide. the president has to work with a split congress. in the senate they strengthen the narrow majority. in the lower house, republicans still have solid control. spending is where the first battle looms. legally government spending could be cut automatically by six under $20 million. >> we are ready to be led, not as democrats or republicans, but as americans theory of we want you to leave, not as -- but as americans. we want you to lead as president of the united states of america. >> some will not back down. no deal, and the resulting debt crisis will stall economic recovery. >> it is no surprise he called for economic unity. trust in the government is at an all-time low. the political camps are digging their heels
when our economy is still recovering from the great recession, our top priority has to be jobs and growth. that's the focus of the plan i talked about during the campaign. it's a plan to reward businesses that create jobs here in america, and give people access to the education and training that those businesses are looking for. it's a plan to rebuild our infrastructure and keep us on the cutting edge of innovation and clean energy. and it's a plan to reduce our deficit in a balanced and responsible way. this is even more important because at the end of this year, we face a series of deadlines that require us to make major decisions about how to pay down our deficit -- decisions that will have a huge impact on the economy and the middle class, now and in the future. last year, i worked with democrats and republicans to cut a trillion dollars' worth of spending, and i intend to work with both parties to do more. but as i said over and over again on the campaign trail, we can't just cut our way to prosperity. if we're serious about reducing the deficit, we have to combine spendin
with a number of leading economist and political scholars on the economy, national security and so-called fiscal cliff. economists for peace and security and the new america foundation's economic growth program are hosting this panel discussion. this is expected to last to go to early this afternoon. this is live coverage on c-spa c-span2. >> questions of military security, national security, economic security, social security, with the broad questions that we have all been grappling with four, intensely for the last four or five years. we are, strictly speaking, a professional organization. we are not an advocacy or lobbying group. we gather together, professionals working on these questions represent only themselves, and who had the advantage i believe of being able to speak to you with clarity and conviction. eps is also a membership organization. our website is www.eps u.s.a..org. and i would invite all of you who are here and all who may be watching to visit the website. and if you share the goals and objectives of the organization to join us, or to lend us your support. we have a great adv
's ten years at the top. it was the world's sixth largest economy. now it's the second largest. >> reporter: we asked nhk world's -- >> reporter: china has faced diplomatic and domestic challenges over the last decade under president hu jintao's leadership. >> reporter: hu promoted what he called the concept of scientific development. the policy aims to create a harr mounce society. the process required slower growth. the hu administration abolished a tax farmers had to pay based on the size of harvests. it was part of the president's effort to narrow the economic gap between urban and rural areas. hu also worked toward a sweeping consolidation of coal mines and chemical plants, which resulted in a reduction in pollution. but the president hasn't been able to control china's income disparity or corruption among its bureaucrats, and so, public anger with the government is simmering. migrant workers in cities and students looking for work are among those who are upset. >> translator: it's so difficult to find a job. >> reporter: hu also faced dissatisfaction ethnic minorities hav
to rebuild its economy with china's kropsi cooperation. attention is focused on when kim will schedule talks with the new leaders. >>> the eurozone economic shrank from july to september compared to the previous three months. this is a decline for the second quarter in a row. this also means the common currency block slid into a recession. the european union's data office released the preliminary figure of gross domestic product for the third quarter of this year. it fell 0.1% from the previous three months. among the 17 nations in the eurozone, portugal's gdp fell 0.8%, spain slumped 0.3%. germany and france, the strongest economies within the eurozone, both posted a 0.2% growth in the third quarter, but compared to a year earlier, the greek economy was down 7.2% in the quarter. >>> let's check on the markets. european shares are lower as the eurozone economy has gone back into recession. london shares down about 0.3%. frankfurt, the dax index declining almost 0.5%, and the cac 40 in paris declining by 0.5%. meanwhile, share prices across the asian europe was lower everywhere but japan beca
to get on the streets, otherwise everything will be destroyed. the greek economy certainly looks to be in a terrible state. year on year they are showing a contraction of more than several states. >> question frazier, paris, thank you very much for the view across europe. plenty to come, including a total eclipse of the sun. how thousands reveled in a rare celestial tree. prosecutors in the united states have called for a death penalty for a long shot -- court martial in a case of a soldier killing 16 afghan villagers earlier this year, after going on a rampage. he is facing 16 counts of premeditated murder and six counts of attempted murder. >> it was a shocking incident, the death of 16 afghans, slaughtered before dawn in march. among the victims were nine children. the suspect, staff sergeant robert bayless, who had been previously injured while serving in iraq, he had been reluctant to go to afghanistan. it is alleged that he returned to his base after the first attack, heading out to the second village after finally returning, covered in blood. outrage strained relations bet
with the story. the looming fiscal cliff, our economy hanging in the balance. moody's chief economist with us next. you see us, at the start of the day. on the company phone list that's a few names longer. you see us bank on busier highways. on once empty fields. everyday you see all the ways all of us at us bank are helping grow our economy. lending more so companies and communities can expand, grow stronger and get back to work. everyday you see all of us serving you, around the country, around the corne us bank. lou: let's bring you up-to-date correctly on the money and what is happening on wall street. concernssabout pending tax hikes and budget cuts also known as the fiscal cliff. too much for many investors. stock prices for a second straight session. the dow down another hundred and 20 points. the index down three and three-quarters percent. down 400 points. the s&p down another 70. the loss, now three and a half percent. and nasdaq 42 points. mounting to almost 4%. all three indexes trading under their 200 day moving average. volume, two or three quarter billion shares. negative.
today make one more point about the type of campaign at that romney ran. focused on the economy and wanted to make the obama economy, but he woke up wednesday morning and probably saw an exit poll figure that had him devastated for people, 50% of the electorate still thought this economy was george w. bush's fault. it's astonishing. >> it's astonishing. >> and one of the failures, not making a distinction in the campaign, the theme explanation why he would be different than george w. bush. when we come back, the soul searching begins as republicans face another four years of a democrat in the white house and at least two more in the senate minority. what the party needs to do to regroup for 2014 and beyond next. to come home for the holidays. that's double miles you can actually use... sadly, their brother's white christmas just got "blacked out." [ brother ] but it's the family party! really jingles your bells, doesn't it? my gift to you! the capital one venture card! for any flight, any time! that's double miles you can actually use! how illuminating. what's in your wallet? le
on the economy and wanted to make the obama economy, but he woke up wednesday morning and probably saw an exit poll figure that had him devastated for people, 50% of the electorate still thought this economy was george w. bush's fault. it's astonishing. >> it's astonishing. >> and one of the failures, not making a distinction in the campaign, the theme explanation why he would be different than george w. bush. when we come back, the soul searching begins as republicans face another four years of a democrat in the white house and at least two more in the senate minority. what the party needs to do to regroup for 2 2 2 2 2 2 >> another white house loss for the g.o.p. coupled with their failure once again to take back the senate. many in the party calling for change. what can republicans do to regroup for 2014 and beyond. jason, a wonderful time of the the season, called recrimination. (laughter) >> otherwise known to journalists as shooting the wounded, which is our specialty, so, what, how much trouble is the republican party in? >> they're in a lot of trouble, the coalition needs to expand.
money in washington. what's choking our economy and what's choking the economy of greece, but, entitlements are choking us and we've got to make the real reforms to make sure that we do it right. we protect these programs and thirdly, speaker boehner said it very well, i thought he showed great leadership that revenues need to be on the table. again, we need to do it in the right way. bowles-simpson said reduce the reductions where you can, lower tax raets by doing that. george, we got to get this economy going again. we have had an outside group ernest and young look at raising of taxes on the highest income earners. we would lose 700,000 jobs in america. is that the kind of economy that this president wants to start out with in his second term? i don't think so. president obama said two years ago, now is not the time with a sluggish economy to raise taxes. we need to consider the fact that folks who started raising taxes on the business creators. there's a right way to do this and there's a wrong way to do it. and speaker boehner was absolutely correct, you have to have reve
income tax of 15%. let's make the gift tax 15%. make estate tax 15%. you will see the economy explode. you will see all kinds of revenue come in. use the president's own words. everybody should pay their fair share of flat tax. melissa: i couldn't agree with you more. it is a fantastic idea. it will also never happen. so what do you think is the real solution that we could come to on this? >> well, like i say, it wasn't mitt romney's --. melissa: i no. are republicans going to have to give in and raise marginal tax rate, yes or no? what do you think?. >> i know a lot of us will not. i can't speak for everybody but i know an awful lot of us who simply will not because we know know the damage that will be done to the economy. people will lose their jobs. they will lose their benefits. they will lose their health insurance. too many people will be hurt. so we really do not want to see this president hurt anymore people as he has. melissa: is it worth going over the fiscal cliff? is that better than caving on this issue? >> well, what we've seen in our negotiations over the last two years
exclusively to the one member of the bipartisan fix the debt campaign on the key to make sure the economy doesn't fly over the edge, please. >>> price-gouging runs rampant in the wake of superstorm sandy from gas to generators to bread, new york attorney general eric schnderman says he has heard enough and he is here in another fox business exclusive to explain just how he is cracking down. even when they say it is not, it is always about money. melissa: first let's take a look at the day's market headlines of the bears went on a campaign after last night's election. stocks posted their wor day of the year with investors spooked er fiscal cliff fears as well as renewed concerns over europe's debt crisis. that didn't go away by the way. the dow plunged 312 points, closing below 13,for the first time since september 4th. bank of america led losses for the dow diving more than 7%. shares of jpmorgan also fell more than 5%. one of the few bright spots on the day, hospital stocks, shares of industry giant, hca holdings rallied more than 9%. the only place to hide today. >>> our top story tonig
now have you growth through economy growth, if you want earnings to grow, you need economy growth, if the president is going to destimulate the economy, which is what he is doing with a tax increase, just over fairness. you know, i never called president obama a socialist, i have been on shows that people made me say this, but think about what he does, he is saying i don't care about the economy or unemployment, i just want to achieve my overall aim, that is to expand the size of government. neil: we know he is putting much more emphasis, his idea of a planned approach on revenues than on spending. progressive i talk to does not matter. they talk about waste, fraud and abuse program, as far as they go. >> they are so tunnel vision, they think that bill clinton raised taxes and automatically the economy to off, that did not happen. neil i know the gardener of the white house, their thinking is, wall street hates us, so woot has done great since we came into offers. >> that is not wall street. neil: and gardner knows, and said, look they can bitch all they want. we have been good fo
the entire size of our economy. there will be many who will say that we should confront the first of these challenges by letting the tax rates expire and pushing the sequester off to some other day. there would have disengage in the same short-term temporary policies that has helped put us into this fix. let's have more of the same. let's agree to a drive our economy off part of the fiscal cliff instead of driving it off the whole fiscal cliff and we will call it a day. that might get us out of town but it will not get us out of the problem. and it will hurt our economy. we cannot keep going on like that. we cannot keep setting the bar that low. it is time that we raise the bar. the american people did not give us a mandate to do the simple thing. they elected us to lead. they gave us a mandate to work together to do the best for our country. we know what the best thing is, an agreement that sends the signal to our economy and to the world that after years of hunting on the fiscal challenges we face, -- punting the fiscal challenges we face, 2013 is going to be different. if we wa
. everyone is going to play nice if we want the economy to grow. >> what about dividend payers? these companies are getting crushed as people speculate where dividend taxes go. jim, are you a buyer? you want to stay away? what do you want to do with dividend payers? >> until i get some clarity on the fiscal cliff, i would probably stay away from anything that would be a tax-related issue. the dividend payers would be high on the list. as far as what to do, i would agree with joe. gold was the story before the election. the argument was we were electing a president and a monetary policy. we elected the president that's going to continue the easy monetary policy. gold has been one of the few things that's been working through the election. i suspect it will continue to. >> all right. jeff, in the energy complex itself, what's the best opportunity right now? is it crude? is it heating oil? is it natural gas? what are you looking at? >> if you're a weather player, you certainly want to buy the heating oil. the way we've seen the last couple of days here, the weather has been very u
on tonight's "newshour." major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: ♪ ♪ moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. and by the alfred p. sloan foundation. supporting science, technology, and improved economic performance and financial literacy in the 21st century. and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> woodruff: with the election over, there's new talk in washington about finally coming to grips with taxes, spending and the deficit. the mammoth problem has been hanging over congress and president for many months, and now, time is running out. in just five days, lawmakers troop back to the capitol for a final, lame-duck session. and they are under mounting pressure to avoid going off the much-talked-about fiscal cliff. come january 1, the bush-era tax cuts will expire as will a 2% payroll tax cut that was passed in december of 2010. at the same time, large automati
and longer-run fiscal issues. i think if we do that, the economy can boom. >> i'm hoping to use a phrase i've heard recently, that everybody can rise above the politics that we see here all the time. >> if the guys in washington don't get together and actually act like grown-ups, we're in big trouble. >>> hi, everybody. time to rise above and keep the country from enduring a self-inflicted crisis. we're here today. i'm maria bartiromo coming to you live from the schwab impact conference in chicago. welcome to the "closing bell." we enter the final stretch for the markets today. everybody here is focused on the fiscal cliff. coming up, i will talk to allen simpson and erskine bowles in an interview you cannot afford to miss. hope you join us 4:00 p.m. eastern. the co-founders of the fix the debt campaign, which many corporate leaders are backing. they'll tell us how they think washington can come together and reach a deal, bill. >> sure would be great to figure that out. maria, looking forward to that. i'm bill griffeth here at the new york stock exchange. markets continue to feel the sting
contribute a little bit to helping our economy, and the majority of the people who are fortunate and made a lot of money, they're willing to do this. democrats, independents and republican support the direction of the president regarding this fiscal cliff issue. thanks, everybody. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2012] >> you just heard senate democrats speak about elections. the republicans will talk about their own election. main senator-elected angus king saying he'd caucus with the democrats. here's what he had to say. -- maine senator-elect angus king saying he'd caucus with the democrats. here's what he had to say. >> good morning. all set. today i'm announcing my decision as to which party, if any, i'll associate myself in my work here in the u.s. senate. before doing so, however, i'd like to outline my thinking on this issue and set out the principles that have guided my decision. in answering this, who will you caucus with question, repeatedly during the campaign -- and i emphasize the word repeatedly -- i
what i said on friday. right now, our economy is still recovering from a very deep and damaging crisis. so our top priority has to be jobs and growth. we've got to build on the progress that we've made. because this nation succeeds when we've got a growing, thriving middle class. and that's the idea at the core of the plan that i talked about on the campaign trail over the last year, rewarding manufacturers and small businesses that create jobs here, not overseas, providing more americans the chance to earn skills that businesses are looking for right now. keeping this country at the forefront of research, technology, and clean energy, putting people back to work rebuilding roads, bridges and schools and reducing our deficit in a balanced and responsible way. on this last item, we face a very clear deadline. that requires us to make some big decisions on jobs, taxes, and deficits by the end of the year. both parties voted to set this deadline. and i believe that both parties can work together to make these decisions in a balanced and responsible way. to meet with labor and civic leader
-product of growing our economy, energized by a simpler cleaner fairer tax code with fewer loopholes and lower rates for all. >> reporter: democratic senate leader harry reid also says he wants a quick fix for the fiscal cliff. but, he was clearly feeling empowered by a strong showing in the election. >> i want to work together, but i want everyone to understand you can't push us around. >> reporter: and raising taxes on the well-off is clearly a top priority. >> all the exit polling, all the polling we've done, the vast majority of the american people support that, including rich people. >> reporter: many republicans see the election as more of a return to the status quo and that will make negotiations on the fiscal cliff tricky. >> the discussion around taxes will have to be calibrated in a way that recognizes that there are certain red lines for both parties that probably will not be crossed. >> reporter: now that the election is over, policy makers are likely to feel more pressure to reach an agreement to ease the fiscal cliff. the public clearly does not like the automatic spending cuts that ar
their ideas as well. in a time when our economy is still recovering from the great recession, our top priority has to be jobs and growth. that is the focus of the plan that i talked about during the campaign. [applause] it is a plan to reward small businesses and manufacturers to create jobs here, not overseas, a plan to give people the chance to get the education and training that businesses are looking for right now. it is a plan to make sure this country is a global leader in research and technology and clean energy, which will attract new companies and high- wage jobs for america. it is a plan put americans back to work, including veterans, rebuilding our infrastructure, and it is a plan to reduce our deficit in a balanced and responsible way. our work is made that much more urgent because at the end of this year we face a series of deadlines that require us to make major decisions about how to pay our deficit down, decisions that will have a huge impact on economies and the middle class, both now and in the future. last year i worked with democrats and republicans to cut $1 trillion in sp
. >> this week, i called for action by both parties on a plan to help our economy grow and create jobs, which is critical to solving our debt. it's also critical to averting the so-called fiscal cliff, a combination of automatic spending cuts and tax rate increases that's just weeks away from taking effect. some have said that despite the risks, we should let our nation's economy go off part of the fiscal cliff in january, by allowing the top two rates to rise. they believe that doing that will generate more revenue for the federal government. but here's the problem with that. raising those rates on january 1 would, according to the independent firm ernst & young, destroy 700,000 american jobs. that's because many of those hit by this tax increase are small business owners -- the very people who are the key to job creation in america. i used to be one of them. this week, i offered congratulations to president obama -- along with an alternative to sending our economy over any part of the fiscal cliff. instead of raising tax rates on the american people and accepting the damage it will do to ou
president obama for winning the election. other questions focused on the economy, cuts in the health service and trade relations with the united states. this is about 35 minutes. >> order. questions to the prime minister. mr. ian wright. >> question number one, mr. speaker. >> the house will know my right honorable friend, the prime minister is on an official overseas visit to the middle east. mr. speaker, the whole house would wish to join me in paying tribute to the two british soldiers killed in afghanistan last week, our heartfelt condolences goes to the families and friends of these brave service men and with remembrance day on sunday we're once again reminded of the remarkable job our armed forces do to ensure our safety and security. furthermore, mr. speaker, the house would wish to join me in paying tribute to david black the northern island prison service officer who was shot and killed last friday. as my right noble friend, the secretary and state of northern ireland said in the house on friday we utterly condemn this cowardly crime. our thoughts are with david's wife and children
. other questions focused on the british economy, cuts within the health service, and relations in the united states. this is about 35 minutes. >> order. questions for the prime minister. mr. ian wright. >> number one, mr. speaker,. >> mr. speaker, i've been asked to reply, the house will know my right honorable friend the prime minister is on the official overseas visit to the middle east. mr. speaker, the whole house will wish to join and contribute to the two british soldiers that were killed in afghanistan last week. lieutenant edward baxter and lance corporal of first battalion royal gurkha rifles. our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of the brave servicemen. any particularly poignant we force all. we will once again are reminded of the remarkable job our armed forces do to ensure our safety and security. >> for the more the house will wish to join me in paying tribute to david black the officer shot and killed last friday. that's why right honorable friend the second state said in the house on friday, we utterly condemn this cowardly crime. our thoughts are
the consequences. what this discussion really is going to end of being, what our society and economy really need and some of that our programs like the entitlement programs but also things like dealing with bridges and roads and infrastructure and other things the federal government does. that is what we are moving the discussion to and we have a great panel, i think. . .. michael has been an editor or staff writer for "the new yorker," harper's magazine and "the new republic." he's published and appeared and spoken pretty much everywhere, and written everything. ease in terms of writing, everything from much a claimed serious and important works of history, to a prize-winning children's book. moniqumonique morrissey, who yon probably figure out which person that is, has been with the economic policy institute since 2006 where we were colleagues for a, i don't know, a year or something. she previously worked at the afl-cio's office of investment in the financial markets center, she holds a ph.d in economics from american university, and her areas of concentration in her ample research inviting i
♪ ♪ o president obama plans to make a statement this hour on the economy and address fears of the upcoming fiscal cliff. good afternoon. i'm steve sanders. and i'm dina bair. we welcome our viewers who are watching us around the country on wgn america and on the web. but first, our top story. apparently wrapping up their operations here. they have refused to say much about their ongoing search. day five of this effort comes five years after the mysterious disappearance of stacy peterson. state police tell us that there is now tip or lead that instigated this week's efforts. the availability of fbi resources was apparently ideal for following up on old leads. >> hope they find her. her husband remains a prime suspect. a former officer was convicted of killing his third wife. back in 2007 police pinpointed activity. >> bring my daughter here all the time. just to know that there may be remains here, i hope they could find her. >> would be nice if the family had closure. >> operation seem to be wrapping up for today. there's no indication whether the search will continue
. >> you get more revenue because you are simplifying th code. the economy gets a boost, but maybe you cannot deductions for upper income folks. maybe they do end up paying a little bit more. the president still makes me sound out like he is talking about race -- rates. gerri: if he wants to raise taxes, so be it, it will put us into a recession. and they're willing to go along with the administration pay the price for do you think that's the right interpretation of what is going on? >> not exactly. i think that yes, they want a president to take the fall. they are willing to talk about taxes. it's not tax reform, they are going to have a hard time getting it through the house. the question is for barack obama, is he willing to do it. is he willing to do it amid an across-the-board a tax increase if you really wants to play this game. gerri: the leader of the house, what would happen without? >> speaker boehner and obama were close at once and they were doing the borrowing during the borrowing limit deal. but i would point you to this. he is inside the white house, calling on republica
the economy today. he reminded america that there was an election on tuesday and the people have spoken. the president spoke from the east room of the white house surrounded by middle class americans. he's ready to lead on fiscal challenges facing this country. >> the american people voted for action. not politics as usual. you elected us to focus on your jobs, not ours. and in that spirit, i have invited leaders of both parties to the white house next week so we can start to build consensus around the challenges that we can only solve together. >> no heavy hand, no arrogance whatsoever. if there's one word to sum up the president's presentation today, it's this. consistent. the guy who gave the speech is the same guy who we watched on the campaign trail for the last seven months. americans want cooperation when it comes to a deal on the united states economy and the president is delivering his side of the bargain. >> we can't just cut our way to prosperity. if we're serious about reducing the deficit, we have to combine spending cuts with revenue. that means asking the wealthiest ameri
the economy. we'll get insight from our panel of business chiefs. sure there may be a few things getting you down. i mean, you know, there is the fiscal cliff looming, political gridlock is running rampant but we've got four ways to keep your pockets flush with cash regardless what's ahead. more "money" coming up, we promise. ♪ ♪ . melissa: so only been two days since the election but executives and ceos are already reaching out to the administration agreeing with president obama's message, it is time to work together to rebuild our economy. sure. except what can you really do now that hasn't been tried already? businesses have to deal with the very real possibility of higher taxes and expenses and the president has to make it easier to do business here in the u.s., right? all right. we have assembled a panel to sort through all this. ed kinard, former bain pital managing director. the ahor of, unintended consequences. it is right there. clinton greenleaf, founder of greenleaf book group. thanks for coming back. we have jim amos, ceo of frozen yogurt chain, tasty delight. my favorite. i
and keeping the economy growing. all of it goes back to the looming fiscal cliff. $700 billion in tax hikes that will take place on january 1st unless there's a deal. >> he's going to reach out in a bipartisan way. . he's going to stick to his position on the revenues, but say we have to work together and i'm willing to do my share and lead my party. >> that 396 referring to the bush tax cuts. to make a deal, the president will need to work with congress, especially house republicans and they have been opposed to tax increases. we will hear from john baoehner too for the republican party. >> raising taxes on small business people is the wrong prescription. >> raising tax rates is unacceptable. and frankly it couldn't even pass the house. putting increased revenues on the table but through reforming our tax code. >> i want to bring in ruth marcus, columnist at "the washington post" and perry bacon, an msnbc contributor. what's your sense of this? are we setting up for a feisty but doable deal? but is it also possible we're in for a battle of epic proportions? >> yes to both ques
term. there are parallels to reagan and clinton who had first terms and successful economies for the second terms. that emboldened them to be braver than they might have been. are you hoping you are going to get the kind of economic security if not prosperity in this term that will allow you to do, perhaps, the things that barack obama when he sailed in on hope and change hoped he could do? >> well, piers, i do believe the economy is improving. but i want to challenge a bit of your premise, one of the reasons the economy is improving is because this president was brave. it was brave to intervene and save the auto industry, which was not a popular decision at the time. it was brave to move forward on the recovery act. which again was not popular at the time. without that, we would have slid into a second great depression. it was brave to stand up the financial industry when it was on collapse. even though that was an unpopular thing to do. because he understand that we needed to move the economy forward. and now we are reaping the benefits of that bravery and good decisions be
of china's central bank knows how connected the global economy is. he said it would have an impact well beyond the borders of the united states. >> translator: many drins are concerned about the possible effects of a fiscal cliff. the global economy faces a number of uncertainties which are making it hard to judge china's economic forecast for next year. >> some indicators are rebounding and the economy is stabilizing. >> the nikkei is down over 1% from thursday's close around 101 points. investors selling stocks. that's after the dow jones suffered more than 120 points. investors concerned about the u.s. fiscal cliff issue. let's switch to currency as well. let's have a look at the currency levels now. 79.50 to 51. euro 101.30. a possible delay in greece receiving financial aid. let's have a look at some of the regions indexes as well. sou south korea's kospi is trading down. toyota motor executives are boosting vehicles. it's said to become the production center. toyota president made the announcement in bangkok during the 50th anniversary ceremonies for the firm's thai unit. >> in th
term will be how does he get some kind of bipartisan momentum going, particularly on the economy and this is your wheelhouse right now. you've got some pretty firm ideas about how to prevent the fiscal cliff becoming a reality. tell me about that. >> well, we need to avoid the fiscal cliff. as the nonpartisan congressional budget office said, it will reduce gdp by almost 3% and keep in mind it's only 2% now so that means going negative, going back to recession. they predicted that unemployment would go back over 9% which would be terrible, obviously, and many other negative consequences. so they should do at least a temporary extension so they can buy themselves a little time for the new congress to get organized and new administration to get settled, and then get this thing solved as quickly as possible after that. so with the financial services roundtable, we asked them to bridge over with some extensions but then tackle it. that's going to have to include the president stepping forward and willingness to reform entitlement programs and on the republican side, they'll need to l
important issue was. the economy was way up on top, almost 3/5ths of people said the economy was the number-one issue. the percentage who said that foreign policy was the most important issue was down in the single digits. that is not the driver. foreign policy is usually not the biggest driver. it is worth noting that those voters who said that foreign policy was the most important issue, president obama won that group. host: that made for about 5%. the economy, 59% put that as the most important issue. federal budget deficit, 15%. talk about how the health care law played into voters' attitudes? 18% said it was the most important issue. guest: that is an important thing. almost one in five voters said that health care was the most important issue. the president won roughly three- quarters of that vote. throughout the republican primaries, the issue of obamacare was a huge rallying cry. in 2010, the republicans won some big victories because of anger on the part of conservative voters about the president's health-care law. by the time you get to this election, you see this turnaround were
dead line sets up a stand off with the nation's economy hanging in the balance. a new congressional budget office report predicts a fall off the cliff. could send the unemployment rate skyrockets by the end of next year. with the books on his presidency already being written, but the second chapter yet to be lived, can the president find common ground with a deeply-divided congress and dodge economic disaster? >> it's a huge challenge for president obama, but also a huge opportunity. health care reform in his first term and putting the fiscal house in order for the next four generations as the signature achievement already? >> he's going to have to strike some deals. and he's going to have to make some grand alliances. >> joining me from the white house is kristen welker. explain the footprint we can expect to hear. >> reporter: good morning. i think that the president is going to try to achieve two things. first, to try to set the tone for his second term. your going it hear him make a call for bipartisanship. we heard some of that during his victory speech in chicago earlier this
today that the economy is on the upswing, and you might be driving it. good morning, everyone. welcome to "weekends with alex witt," let's get to what's happening right now out there as we have new information today on the shocking resignation of cia director david petraeus. we have now learned the fbi opened an investigation into his biographer, paula broadwell, for allegedly accessing petraeus' e-mails. all this just a week before the general was set to testify before congress on the benghazi attack. joining me now is greg miller, national security correspondent for "the washington post." greg, what a morning. let's get right to it. i'd like to hear the latest that you've learned. >> well, you know, the big question now is what is the reason for this fbi investigation into this e-mail? and it does look like this is an access to a personal e-mail account. so, this is not a case, as it initially appeared yesterday, of david petraeus coming forward to clear a guilty conscience or something. this is a case where he was flushed out in the open by an fbi investigation that had to do with s
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to that kind of private spending, the supreme court certainly did a lot for the economy. i look at their bottom line, it will be a disappointment. >> indiana and missouri are too easy, so i will go to minnesota. he ran the races with the chinese american actress on super bowl night. cake walk for stabenow. >> i would say joe biden. i think he's going to have a tough four years. i'll just leave it at that. on our side, i'd say that -- not continuing to learn. there was a lot of false security we had in our turn out operation. we stalled. i'd say that is a big loser. >> this has been a stimulating panel. we have a second panel that will start immediately. for those of you are c-span, www.laszlostrategies.com. thanks to ann lewis, eleanor clift, richard dunham, and blaise hazelwood. thank you all. [applause] [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2012] >> robert autry and pete -- roger daltrey and pete townshend on childhood and young adult cancer. this will be mr. david cameron's third time talking at the banquet since becoming p
, for the foreseeable future, you're waiting for some sort of sign the economy -- the growth in the economy and reflation effort is going to take hold, is that it? >> the market has to believe it's going to be enough, by way of context. the fall from apple from peak to where it is now is $100 billion of market cap. $40 billion a month. the numbers are so billing and yet the federal reserve talks in billions when we live in a world of trillions. >> so what's the -- what's the best plan here, then, toward year-end? we have the clarity of the president in the white house but we have no clarity in terms of these taxes. i'm just wondering how many of you actually think we will see a compromise or are both sides going to continue to dig in, creating a real inaction for the next couple of years? >> michael first? >> i think have you to separate a grand bargain from extending out the deadline. our belief is very likely you'll get some kind of downpayment past this year and an extension of timing until the middle of next year. one thing we would encourage investors to remember is how much pressure i
everyone will be affected if there is no deal. it could throw the economy back into recession and cost no income families about $2,000 more next year. those are some of the latest headlines on c-span radio. [video clip] >> i enjoyed watching book tv -- >> i enjoy the rebroadcast of various television news programs. i like that they provide coverage without the sound bites. it really gives me an opportunity to consume as much information on what is going on. c-span is a great way to kind of get an unfiltered view of the day's events. >> c-span, created by america's cable companies in 1979, brought to you as a public service by your television provider. >> "washington journal" continues. ,ost: we're back with evan bayh now co-founder of the no labels organization. let me begin with the petraeus resignation. is your reaction -- what is your reaction? guest: it is if personal tragedy. he was doing a fabulous job as director. we're fortunate that we have a great leadership team. michael morrell house now now stepped- hasno in. host: did he have to resign? guest: my own answer is yeah, i thi
with the economy. but immigration and what kind of a country we're going to be going into the 21st century more deeply with china and brazil and india and those competitors we have out there now. young people not being able to get a job. the manufacturing base changing. so i do hope that the president does have a strong concept of where he wants to go and how he wants to get there. look, be he's the first african-american president gets re-elected as an african-american president. those will be more than asterisks in history. now it's about legacy, andrea. it's about what did i accomplish. not just that i was unique as a candidate but would i leave behind for jen rags yet to come -- generations yet to come. >> you spent so much time with the military, the troops in iraq and afghanistan and wars going back. how damaging do you think it is to the morale when two of the most celebrated four-star generals, one is involved because of his acknowledged misconduct, the other peripherally involved, we now believe, because he got an e-mail, turned it over to authorities and now perhaps seen as a witness
about, you know, what students get in debt, like that's the biggest problem in the economy? it's crazy. >> there's also an irony here, too, because mitt romney represents the forces within our society who get, if you want to call them gifts, the most gifts. the defense industry, he was prepared to say he will increase the deficit to give you more. the elderly who mainly voted for mitt romney, if you want to look at the apportionment of government spending, get a far disproportionate share. most of the quote, unquote gift if you want to call it that, they're mostly going to the people who voted for mitt romney, red states who are basket cases, wards of the blue states. >> we're not against that. >> jared, final word to you. >> from the very beginning, it always looked to me like mitt romney and his minions looked down at the american economy and decided rich people don't have enough, and i just think that's not the economic analysis that's going to move this country forward. >> absolutely. >> and i'll bet he wasn't saying that when the olympics were asking for gifts from the federal gov
is in recession for the second time in three years. unemployment is still going out. the economy is weakening, yet further tax increases are in the pipeline. >> there were protests in at least six european countries today. much of the transport was shut down in a country where unemployment is nearly 26%. in portugal there was a general strike. in greece, protesters cried, and enough is enough. the economy has shrunk 23%. >> they have to a pay attention to the social dimension in europe. at the same time, they have to be a bit more social. they have to be a bit more gentle, but i think they should not step away from austerity measures. >> the stories of hardship and tragedy are increasing. a few days ago, a woman in northern spain committed suicide after being ejected by her home. these protesters are camping, and demanding this be stopped. people are sick of this, he said. sooner or later, it is going to explode. at times in recent weeks, it has seemed as though the eurozone crisis was weakening, but the real economy is worsening, and the frustration is available and s visible on spanish streets.
. >> the economy certainly is not keeping both on this thanksgiving. the latest trouble figures. how employees are fighting back against plans to open thanksgiving night. a plane crash sparked a massive fire in mississippi. what happened moments before the what happened moments before the >> > officials are trying to determine what caused a small plane to crash inside -- into a home last night. and one person escape the house with minor injuries, but it is unknown whether others were inside. officials say three people on the plane died in the crash. just after takeoff the pilot asked for permission to return to the airport. scary moments for a member of the zero well -- orlando magic stunt team. she balop the shoulders of another member of the squad. -- she fell off the shoulders of another member of the squad. she apparently landed head first. it took several minutes to stabilize hurt and get her on to the gurney. she waved to the crowd. she separate three vertebrae fractures and broken ribs but is expected to recover. still to come, the latest retail numbers are out, and it is not good. i ex
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